Fun & Interesting Facts About Alicante
Alicante is a Spanish city, the capital of the province of Alicante
The Romans named Alicante “Lucentum,” which means “City of Light”
It is an important Mediterranean port
It has a land mass of 77.7 sq miles
The Castle of Santa Bárbara is one of the major sights of the city
In 1950, Benidorm was the first tourist resort to accept bikinis on the beach
Over 115.000 tons of rice is being produced in Alicante every year.
The Costa Blanca has one of the healthiest climates in Europe according to World Health Organisation
In Europe, only London and Milan have more skyscrapers than Benidorm
The name Costa Blanca was dreamed up by British European Airways as a promotional gimmick to promote its flights between London and Valencia in the 1950s.
Santa Barbara’s Castle is 166 meters up the Benacantil mountain
Costa Blanca means white coast
The city serves as the headquarters of the European Union Intellectual Property Office
Both Spanish and “Valenciano” languages are spoken in Alicante.
The Explanada de Espana promenade, lined by 400 palm trees, is paved with 6.6 million red, black and cream marble tiles
Typically Mediterranean – hot summers and mild winters. Little rainfall
The amount of rainfall per year in Alicante is 12.2 inches or 311 mm
One of the fastest growing cities in Spain was Alicante before it was affected by the global recession in 2008
the city has the University of Alicante. The campus is located along San Vicente del Raspeig.
Ciudad de la Luz is one of the largest film studios in Europe
the foreigners who live in Alicante occupy 15 percent of the whole population
Sonia Castedo Ramos she was elected as the mayor, she is the first woman to holds this position in Alicante.
Based on the population it is the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain.
The Gothic Church of Santa María from the 14th-16th centuries was built over the former main Arab mosque.
The record of the highest temperature occurred on the city on 4 July 1994. It was 107 degree F or 41.1 degree C.
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